Afternoon News: Broadband Gridlock, Palm's Black Friday, and Cheap HDTV

• Broadband gridlock caused by increased bandwith demand could force us to return to dialup by 2010. In other "news", the sky is falling and 9/11 was an inside job. [BBC]
• Palm TX for $199 ($100 off) and Tungsten E2 for $149 ($50 off) from now until 11/26. [Crave]
• Insignia 26" 720p Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD HDTV on… » 11/20/07 7:00pm 11/20/07 7:00pm

Pear Cable Chickens Out of $1,000,000 Challenge, We Search For Answers

Click to viewWhen we first criticized the $7,250 Pear Anjou speaker cables, little did we know it would stir up such a hornet's nest of controversy. James Randi, former magician and professional debunker, responded to our post by offering $1 million from his James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) to anyone who could … » 10/26/07 6:40am 10/26/07 6:40am

UPDATED: Journalist Accepts $1 Million Challenge: Do $7250 Cables…

Click to viewPear Cable, makers of the $7250 audio cables we showed you a couple of weeks ago, has accepted debunker James Randi's (pictured at left) challenge, where the former magician's JREF (James Randi Educational Foundation) promised $1 million if anyone could prove the difference between Pear cables and their… » 10/15/07 6:10pm 10/15/07 6:10pm

James Randi Offers $1 Million If Audiophiles Can Prove $7250 Speaker…

Click to viewOur rant about those $7,250 Pear Anjou speaker cables found its way to the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF), and Randi offered $1 million to anyone who can prove those cables are any better than ordinary (and also overpriced) Monster Cables. Pointing out the absurd review by audiophile Dave Clark, … » 10/01/07 11:22am 10/01/07 11:22am